A Possible Fix for Distorted and Missing Sounds!
Let me start off by saying that I am completely obsessed with fixing games before I play 'em! With that said I noticed a few posts regarding missing and distorted sounds, and it just so happens that I've been having problems with the new "Creative EAX 4.0 drivers", and have been trying to sort them out. So, after alot of work, this is what I found. I'm sure that most of you who play Academy, also own a copy of Outcast, or know someone you does. Simply copy the "OpenAL32.dll" from Outcast's "GameData" directory and paste it into Academy's directory of the same name. This disables the "EAX 4.0" extentions and uses "EAX 3.0" instead. This works for both post and pre patched versions. DON'T FORGET TO BACKUP THE ORIGINAL! I've tested this in both SP and MP but you may still need the original! It cleans up 90% of the distortion, but some sounds will still disapear when near flames or certain force powers. Let me know if it helps. Now if I could only fix XIII's sound problems...
-Creative Audigy 2-